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Minnesota Vikings Promote Ahmad Dixon, Sign Jordan McCray

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The Minnesota Vikings made a couple of roster moves on Wednesday to add players to the roster.

The first of those moves was to promote safety Ahmad Dixon from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. The Vikings had a space on the main roster following yesterday's release of J'Marcus Webb. The Vikings had signed Dixon to the practice squad for a second time a couple of weeks ago. . .the first time the Vikings signed him, he was plucked away by the Chicago Bears five days later. Dixon has also spent some time on the Miami Dolphins' practice squad this season before getting released by them as well.

Dixon was a seventh-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in this year's NFL Draft, and had a pretty decent pre-season, but did not make the final roster in Dallas.

The Vikings also signed offensive lineman Jordan McCray to their practice squad. McCray played his college ball at the University of Central Florida (as did his twin brother, Justin), and went undrafted in this year's selection process. Jordan McCray signed with the Green Bay Packers, and was re-signed to their practice squad after being released in their final cuts. He's actually signed with the Packers three different times, according to the folks at Acme Packing Company.

With cornerback Chris Greenwood being signed off of the practice squad by the Baltimore Ravens, the Vikings' practice squad currently looks like this.

WR Kain Colter
QB Pat Devlin
DT Isame Faciane
WR Donte Foster
LB Josh Kaddu
Zac Kerin
G Jordan McCray
TE Ryan Otten
RB Dominique Williams

The team still has an opening on their practice squad, which I would expect to be filled in relatively short order.